Although not yet confirmed, according to drivers along this route the increase has become necessary as the prices of diesel and super gasoline went up in the 2015-2016 national budget.
The rumored increase has been outlined in a document being circulated in San Fernando yesterday. That document notes that travelling from San Fernando to Port of Spain would go up from $15 to $18.
President of the San Fernando/Port of Spain Taxi Drivers Association Hayden Whiskey said that the adjusted taxi fares were discussed by members at a series of meetings, but had not yet been finalized.
He also noted however that the last time San Fernando to Port of Spain taxi fares were increased was on December 1, 2008.